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#1 snowball

Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:24 PM

Baby number two on the way and we don't know the gender. My favourite boy's name is Angus but need opinions on whether you think it goes ok with our surname Morris?
Angus Morris does it sound ok? Help please.

#2 Katerina 34

Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:35 PM

I like the name Angus very much but I have never been a fan of first names and last names ending with the same sound- esp with same number of syllables. But that is a particular gripe of mine and I think if you like it go for it!

#3 rosie28

Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:49 PM

It’s a bit of a mouthful for me, sort of rhyme-y. I do love the name Angus though....

#4 José

Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:52 PM

as above, it doesnt quite work.

#5 Gudrun

Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:53 PM

Angus is a great name. With surname Morris would be a problem for me though I know it isn't for others.  Silas Harris is an example I know and I'm guessing everyone else thinks that's fine.

So it's whether it's a concern to you.

#6 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:57 PM

Love love love Angus!

I don't mind it with Morris, how often will it be said together? Honestly, not that often.

What middle name have you picked?

Suggestions:

Reuben Morris
Fraser Morris
Benjamin Morris
Jonah Morris
Adam Morris

#7 amdirel

Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:10 PM

Nope it doesn't go well imo.

#8 kerilyntaryn

Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:24 AM

no it doesnt go too well

#9 snowball

Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:44 AM

View Post~THE~MAGICIAN~, on 16 February 2019 - 09:57 PM, said:

Love love love Angus!

I don't mind it with Morris, how often will it be said together? Honestly, not that often.

What middle name have you picked?

Suggestions:

Reuben Morris
Fraser Morris
Benjamin Morris
Jonah Morris
Adam Morris


Middle name will be Matthew (family name). So full name would be Angus Matthew Morris.

#10 kerilyntaryn

Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:46 AM

it's ok with the 3 names,  but most times it will just be first and last, actually saying it again,  it's ok

#11 snowball

Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:47 AM

I have been in two minds on this name. It really is my favourite boy's name, I'd love to use it, but have been really on the fence with how it sounds with our surname... Something that most of you have now confirmed.
Was talking to a friend yesterday and she mentioned how often do we say ones whole name, and this prompted me to ask the question here.

#12 Hands Up

Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:05 AM

It doesn’t flow well, imo.

#13 Prancer is coming

Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:11 AM

The other thing to consider, if he has another Angus in his class/sport team, he will get called Angus Morris more.  Not sure how popular the name is at present, but I have heard it enough to think there is a chance it could happen.

What about Hamish, Archer, Evan or Owen?

#14 snowball

Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:27 AM

View PostPrancer is coming, on 17 February 2019 - 07:11 AM, said:

The other thing to consider, if he has another Angus in his class/sport team, he will get called Angus Morris more.  Not sure how popular the name is at present, but I have heard it enough to think there is a chance it could happen.

What about Hamish, Archer, Evan or Owen?

Thanks for your input, that's true, I didn't think of that.

Hmm don't think I will use the name. I think it will bother me too much as well.
Such a shame.

#15 Gudrun

Posted 17 February 2019 - 08:55 AM

Angus Matthew Morris known as Gus Morris works if that's an option.

#16 ~J_F~

Posted 17 February 2019 - 09:07 AM

Angus Morris doesn’t work.

It’s feels hard to get out when you say it. If it was first name and middle name, you could probably get away with because a lot of people rarely use their middle name but as first and surname, which will be used together a lot, its a no from me!

#17 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 17 February 2019 - 09:17 AM

Sadly I think it does not go well with the surname. I like the suggestion of other Scottish themed names:

Lachlan
Andrew
Hamish
Fraser
Dougall


My sister was at school with a Maurice Harris and it always sounded awkward.

#18 Zippypeaks

Posted 17 February 2019 - 11:18 AM

If you like the name, go for it! I think it sounds great. IMO it's actually pretty rare for a child to have their complete name said out loud, usually used if there are two or more children with the same first name in the same room. I think filling out forms is when both names are used together the most.

#19 snowball

Posted 17 February 2019 - 11:41 AM

View PostGudrun, on 17 February 2019 - 08:55 AM, said:

Angus Matthew Morris known as Gus Morris works if that's an option.

I would probably use Angus and Gus - love Gus and also have a family connection to this name, which is another reason why I love Angus.

#20 snowball

Posted 17 February 2019 - 11:44 AM

View PostFeral Grey Mare, on 17 February 2019 - 09:17 AM, said:

Sadly I think it does not go well with the surname. I like the suggestion of other Scottish themed names:

Lachlan
Andrew
Hamish
Fraser
Dougall


My sister was at school with a Maurice Harris and it always sounded awkward.

Thanks for the other suggestions, but the only other name I like from that list is Lachlan and we can't use that as another child in our family has it.

#21 AliasMater

Posted 17 February 2019 - 12:06 PM

I don't think they sound great together.

#22 Zeppelina

Posted 17 February 2019 - 12:14 PM

Honestly OP, if you love the name, use it. I truly don't think people will be thinking, "Oh...that's an awkward combo," or "Oh, that's so difficult to pronounce," or anything similar, when they hear the name (personally, I think it's neither awkward nor difficult to pronounce!). Especially after they meet the baby behind the name! Same goes for you - it will just become his name after a bit, and I really doubt you'll spend your life regretting it (whereas you might spend your life wishing you'd named him a name that you truly love). (If you were going to name him Horace Morris, I'd probably say that's a bit much though!)

Full disclaimer, I have a big no-no of a name, with first, middle, and surname all beginning with the same letter (which has bothered me exactly 0 times in my life), and named my children with another big no-no - very European-sounding first names, with a very Anglo-sounding surname. I love their names, they love their names, it's all good here.

Edited by Zeppelina, 17 February 2019 - 12:15 PM.


#23 Gudrun

Posted 17 February 2019 - 04:22 PM

You might then consider other Gus names that are not bisyllabic with final 's' sound.

Alternatively Gus on the birth certificate and NN Angus.

Gustav/Gustave/Gustaf/Gustavo
August/Auguste/Augustus/Augustine/Augustin
Gaston
Gaspard


#24 lizzybirdsworth

Posted 17 February 2019 - 05:48 PM

What about swapping it around to Matthew Angus Morris. I quite like the sound of Matthew Morris

#25 kerilyntaryn

Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:56 PM

if there is a family connection I'd use it,  would you consider it as a mn or just us Gus as a nn




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